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Tradigital Maya by Lee Montgomery

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Chapter 9

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Solid Drawing and Design – Form Meets Function

Grim Natwick – You should learn to draw as well as possible before starting to animate.

Marc Davis – Drawing is giving a performance; an artist is an actor who is not limited by his body, only his ability and, perhaps, experience.

The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation – Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston

Strong draughtsman skills and an ability to convey weight and form through drawing are the key fundamentals in traditional animation practice. A flair for drawing fluidly helps to convey life and vitality in traditional cell animation. The principle can also be applied to computer animation, ...

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